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September 11, 2019

The Left Gave Us 9/11, and Now the Left Is Hijacking the Memory of 9/11

AmGreatness: Don't forget how the intelligence community, and especially communist and possible Muslim John Brennan, failed you.

Here is a man who was a self-described Communist when he joined the CIA in the Reagan Administration, at the height of Cold War against the Soviet Union. A supposed expert in U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, as well as a fluent Arabic speaker, Brennan eventually rose to the rank of CIA station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (where he may or may not have converted to Islam).


While there, Brennan apparently developed a powerful case of “clientitis” (a term for when U.S. foreign policy experts become so involved in their regions of focus that they start substituting U.S. national interests for those of the countries they are observing).

Brennan routinely ignored calls from his colleagues to pressure his Saudi counterparts to hand over more information on bin Laden and the rising al-Qaeda terrorist network in the 1990s (al-Qaeda was, first and foremost, a political and religious movement consisting of and controlled mostly by Saudi nationals).

Things got so bad with Brennan that when the Clinton Administration considered using force either to kill or capture bin Laden in the 1990s, Brennan led the effort to stop it. Had Clinton followed through with his earlier promises of bringing bin Laden to justice, instead of listening to compromised bureaucrats like Brennan, 9/11 might have been avoided. Of course, it did not help that Clinton's own CIA director, George Tenet, backed Brennan’s opposition to the proposed bin Laden raid.

When George W. Bush took office, inexplicably he chose to keep Tenet on as the director of central intelligence. Tenet, in turn, kept incompetents like Brennan in place (while either marginalizing or forcing out those few intelligence officials who actually took the al-Qaeda threat seriously, such as Richard Clarke and Michael Scheurer, the original head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit).

Sadly, Brennan would go on to enjoy a long career, even after 9/11.

CNN took the chance to repurpose 9/11 as a Call to Arms against the Rising Threat of White Male Republicans, because of course they did.

CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted a segment by his colleague John Avlon, with the chyron reading, "America's 9/11 Amnesia."

Avlon attacked President Trump, before pivoting to what he calls, "another form of violent extremism: white nationalist terrorism."

"Here's a startling statistic," he drones on. "Since 9/11 right wing terrorists have killed more people in the United States than jihadist terror. That's according to New America."

...

Amongst New America’s donors are the same old names: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the Omidyar Network, and of course George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

But New America didn’t publish such a report, it simply aggregated an article written by the far-left Slate magazine. The author 00 Daniel Byman -- has written about "right wing" terrorism almost every other month this year for Slate, with headlines ranging from Right-Wing Terrorism Could Get Even Worse After Trump" to "Trump’s Rhetoric Is Raising the Risk of Right-Wing Terrorism." Breadth, perhaps, is not Byma'’s strong suit.

On Aug. 5, 2019, he published what CNN laundered as a think-tank article by New America, titled: "Right-Wingers Are America’s Deadliest Terrorists."

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The study data reveals a far higher number of attempted jihadist attacks on America since 9/11, but those labelled "far right" are ostensibly revealed to have been more deadly.

In part this is due to greater resources spent foiling jihadist attacks. But the frequency of "far right" killings listed is also higher due to the methodology used in classification.

A bank robbery with links to the cultist Branch Davidians is listed as "far right." So too is a stand-off between a 22-year-old and police after a domestic incident involving the shooter’s mother. As you can imagine, the list of ill-categorized “right wing" attacks goes on.

There's a lot more in that article, too, including criticizing the New York Times for claiming Some Planes Did Some Things on 9/11.

Some people don't have amnesia about 9/11, and remember who flew those planes into the Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.




Something hopefully a little sweeter -- the hero hounds of 9/11.

Though many dogs died because they had nothing to protect them from the toxic air of Ground Zero.



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